Tomorrow MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee will vote on new food labelling rules. European consumer organizations demand front-of-pack data on salt, sugar, total fat and saturated fat and a colour-coded “traffic light”. This information should help consumers to identify unhealthy food at a glance.
Director of the German Federation of Consumer Organisations, Gerd Billen, argues “The European Parliamentarians should not give in to industry lobby groups.” Olivier Andrault, scientific director at the French consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir highlights: “We want one single EU simplified nutritional system with compulsory front-of-pack information that consumers can understand at a glance”.
Source: vzbv, EurActive